Hamas displays Gaza grip, as protest call fails

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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 12:00 am

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Facebook campaign calling for a "rebellion" against Gaza's Hamas rulers quickly fizzled Monday, suggesting the long-suffering residents of the isolated territory are either afraid to protest, blame outsiders for their troubles or have simply lost hope.

Hamas maintains a firm grip on Gaza even though the Islamic militant group seems increasingly vulnerable because of growing hardship in the territory of 1.7 million people.

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